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Text entry with non-European scripts

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Although I only speak English, I need to learn techniques for publishing
text using non-European scripts (initially Urdu & Punjabi). I think I'm
getting there, but I'm having problems finding information about text
entry, into CMSs or text-based HTML editors, on Windows systems.

Can anyone advise, or suggest reference material, please?

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Dec 22 '06 #1
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Andy Mabbett wrote:
Although I only speak English, I need to learn techniques for publishing
text using non-European scripts (initially Urdu & Punjabi).
You nearly know nothing about the languages Urdu & Punjabi, and you want
to _type_ texts in the scripts Urdu, Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi?
I think I'm
getting there, but I'm having problems finding information about text
entry, into CMSs or text-based HTML editors, on Windows systems.
As a minimum you will need a text editor with UNICODE BIDI support (Urdu
and Shahmukhi are right-to-left). Try UltraEdit or Crimson, but I never
used them with BIDI.

Helmut Wollmersdorfer
Dec 22 '06 #2

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Andy Mabbett wrote:
Although I only speak English, I need to learn techniques for publishing
text using non-European scripts (initially Urdu & Punjabi). I think I'm
getting there, but I'm having problems finding information about text
entry, into CMSs or text-based HTML editors, on Windows systems.

Can anyone advise, or suggest reference material, please?
You'll have to read lots of documentation to do things well
You can start reading those webpages :
http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/chars/index.html
http://ppewww.physics.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/charset/
http://czyborra.com/
http://www.w3.org/International/
http://www.unicode.org/faq/
Dec 26 '06 #3

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